pecan shells in run?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by artist chick, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. artist chick

    artist chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, this may be a strange question, but does anyone have an opnion about using pecan shells in a run? I have several large bags of the shells that I hate to just throw away. However, I don't think they'd absorb any moisture, and they may really have too many sharp edges... and I may have just answered my own question.

    Well, to modify it, then- does anyone have any suggestions of something useful to do with all these pecan shells?? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    I have heard of peanut shells being used, and I don't see Pecan shells as being too different. If you are worried about them being too sharp, you could use them as a base in the run, and then put something like wood shavings or straw over top.
     
  3. artist chick

    artist chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a good idea, thank you! Pecan shells are much harder than peanut shells. I can totally see using peanut shells in a run.
     

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